Using zip format for help pages, examples, etc.

Nicholas Lee
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 11:44:44 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 26 Mar 1999, Martyn Plummer wrote:

> This sounds similar to the Virtual File System (VFS) used by
> the GNU Midnight Commander (a file manager programme).  VFS
> allows you to browse files that are not on your native file
> system. Among other things, you can look inside tar and
> compressed tar files as if they were unpacked.

Why not just the approach that some linux distributions use, (debian at
least) of gziping the man pages individually.

Makes it easier and quicker to patch pages and doesn't require temporary
swap space for uncompressing a whole archive. 


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